Posts Tagged ‘Paris’

Parisian psyche-pop band La Femme will release their new album Paradigmes via their own label Disque Pointu. Along with the album announcement came the release of its first single “Foutre le Bordel.” The track features their trademark explosive energy that sits somewhere between dance-punk and art rock and everything in-between. It’s a rocking anthem, one that would go over really well live, whenever it is we are allowed to experience live music again.

“Foutre le Bordel” got the animated video treatment which you can watch below, right after a quote from the band about its creation:

‘Foutre le Bordel’ is the first fully animated video we’ve created. We have always been attracted by graphic arts. Originally we wanted to join art schools but none of them accepted us! Over the years, we have drawn lots of our visuals: artworks, t shirts, clothes, fonts, … The Paradigmes font of our next album is one of our drawings too, by the way. Last spring, during the first general lockdown, we thought it would be the best moment to start this animated drawings project, as we had so much free time in front of us. We think it reflects well the image of La Femme and we are happy we finally managed to do it with this particular fast and nervous track, which is made to revitalize a party at any moment! The kind of song that we look forward to playing on stage…!

Pre-order “Paradigmes”, La Femme’s new album here : https://lafemmemusic.com/

The Parisian quartet unveils “Overdry”, the first single from their new project. A first album scheduled for February 2021. A year earlier, in October 2019, Hoorsees unveiled his first ep, Major League of Pain”. A project in which Alex, Zoe, Thomas and Nicolas made fans of a rock with pop accents of the late 90s nostalgic. With the guitar as its main instrument, the quartet gives back to these old school melodies that were listened to in high school, all while surfing on a post-teen sensibility, between melancholy and romanticism.  here we are Introducing Hoorsees. This Parisian quartet perfectly merges the scruffy side of a good PAVEMENT disc and the post-adolescent sensitivity of (SANDY) ALEX G. With guitars soaked in tears, for those into 90s indie rock, here is your new mental escape and bedroom soundtrack. “With the guitar as the main instrument, the quartet brings back to life those old school melodies we listened to in high school, all while surfing a post-teen sensibility, between melancholy and romance.”Les Inrocks 

“Overdry” is a single from their self-titled nine-track debut album scheduled for February 19th, 2021. A record recorded in mid-fi, which encapsulantsall the galleys that will eventually be missed once we cross the door of the adult world”,explains a statement and where” love, boredom and gloom” rub shoulders in a pop rock that exudes nostalgia.

Taken from Hoorsees first self-titled LP, out February 19th 2021 on Kanine Records (USA), Howlin’ Banana Records (FR) and In Silico Records (FR)

On August. 14th, the David Bowie estate will drop a new Live record, showcasing the late rock legend’s 14th October 1999 performance in Paris, France. Bowie was in particularly good spirits that night at the the Elysée Montmarte, having been awarded the country’s highest artistic honour – the Commandeurs of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres – earlier that day.

The Bowie’s rarities-filled concert in 1999 Paris will serve as the next installment in an ongoing series of digital releases dedicated to the music icon’s Nineties concert work.

“Something in the Air (Live Paris 99)” — one of a handful of full-concert promotional performances Bowie made following the release of 1999’s Hours. To stoke excitement for the release, fans can now view a live clip from the show, marking Bowie’s first performance of  Aladdin Sane track “Drive-In Saturday” in 25 years. That night Bowie responded with a set that journeyed into the less-travelled corners of his back catalogue.

The 15-song concert featured “Can’t Help Thinking About Me,” a single he recorded in 1965 and hadn’t performed live in over 30 years, plus revived renditions of Station to Station’s “Word on a Wing,” and the live debut of Hours’ “Something in the Air.”

While three of the concert’s recordings were used for “Hours” B-sides, the other 12 tracks remained unreleased. Something in the Air (Live Paris 99) will debut on streaming services on August 15th. The live LP follows the similar digital-only releases of an Earthling era live collection, LiveandWell.com as well as Ouvrez Le Chien (Live Dallas 95).

Something in the Air (Live Paris 99) will be available via all steaming platforms on August. 14th.

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One night in Paris, a perfect moment preserved and documented for posterity. If you have been lucky enough to see The KVB on their 2019 North American tour, then this live album captures that same energy, that same space perfectly. I very much look forward to being able to see them perform again, but for now “Live at La Cigale” offers a reminder of what we all have to look forward to. The visionary film-maker Christopher Brown delivers a love letter to Berlin in a new short film ‘Sehnsucht’, the city where the London based brits lived for a year in 2016 and collaborated with the likes of The Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Underground Youth and Neu!, under the Moniker ‘Browzan’. The film scored by The KVB gives us an insight into the dark, creative and the freak show that is Berlin. In this film-poem Brown illustrates his experience living in Berlin between 2016-17. Brown uses collage, still photography, video and boomerangs to re-imagine this dirty paradise as a throbbing visual mosaic. The evocative imagery is harmonised by a dark music score composed by the illustrious duo: The KVB (Invada Records)

In 2020, feeling nostalgic in UK lockdown, Brown reminisced over his time in Berlin and wanted to make a piece that captured his experience living there. His concept was to make a film-poem using still photography, boomerangs and collage techniques.

A long time admirer of British audio-visual duo The KVB (Nicholas Wood & Kat Day), Brown reached out to the band to make an original score – they had been wanting to collaborate for a while and finally the opportunity came to being. Having lived in Berlin also, Brown thought the UK duo were the prefect act to generate the atmosphere that Brown’s imagery evoked.

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‘Live at La Cigale’ LTD Edition silver vinyl available now exclusively via Invada Records UK. Each vinyl purchase guarantees access to our upcoming ‘Dreamspace’ live stream concert.

Recorded on the 29th January 2020 live at La Cigale in Paris.

All songs written and performed by The KVB

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A Beautiful Thing: IDLES Live at Le Bataclan is the brand new live album from IDLES, recorded at the famous venue Le Bataclan in Paris on 3rd December 2018, at the close of a 90 date world tour. The album celebrates the band’s success over the last two years, featuring songs from Brutalism and Joy as an Act of Resistance, and highlights their overall message of unity, and of healing through community.

“Our show at Bataclan was the end of a very long journey for us. On that tour we learnt so much about ourselves, each other and the audiences we have grown with over the past 10 years. That show was nothing short of catharsis and nothing more than love. We love what we do and the people who have carried us here, there was no hiding that at Bataclan and we are so very grateful that the moment was captured in all its glory, love and fatigue. Long live the open minded and long live the moment.”

out this Friday. IDLES ‘A Beautiful Thing: Live At Le Bataclan’. Available with 3 different sleeves and coloured vinyl combinations.

Television (Live at Le Bataclan) from the album ‘A Beautiful Thing: IDLES Live at Le Bataclan’ released on Partisan Records on 6th December 2019.

At the end of last year, Idles the band completed a 90 date tour around the US, UK and Europe, with a spectacular show at Le Bataclan in Paris on December 3rd, 2018. The entire gig was filmed and recorded, and is now available to pre-order on CD, digital, and three different colored versions of the album, each with different artwork! The vinyl features a double LP, gatefold packaging, and contains a beautiful booklet designed by lead singer Joe Talbot, with photographs from the show and poems.

From Joe: “That show was nothing short of catharsis and nothing more than love. We love what we do and the people who have carried us here, “Our show at Bataclan was the end of a very long journey for us. On that tour we learnt so much about ourselves, each other and the audiences we have grown with over the past 10 years. That show was nothing short of catharsis and nothing more than love. We love what we do and the people who have carried us here, there was no hiding that at Bataclan and we are so very grateful that the moment was captured in all its glory, love and fatigue. Long live the open minded and long live the moment.” – Joe Talbot

The track “Mother” (Live at Le Bataclan) from the new album ‘A Beautiful Thing: IDLES Live at Le Bataclan‘ released on Partisan Records on 6th December 2019.

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From a commune in southeastern France, something weird, innovative, and probably somewhat illicit is going on. The region is ground zero for Dead Horse One, a band that formed in 2011 playing music that blended overdriven guitars with psychedelic overtones, quickly attracting the attention of some major players. Creation Records pioneer Joe Foster sang Dead Horse One’s praises after they released the first of three 2012 EPs. A couple of years later, Ride frontman Mark Gardener produced their wistful, imagistic debut full-length Without Love We Perish. The band’s followup, this year’s Season of Mist was produced by Fleeting Joys’ John Loring, and ups the ante with louder compositions, more radical sound excursions, and better vocal harmonies. Clearly influenced by My Bloody Valentine, Dead Horse One also inject elements of Swervedriver, and, of course, Ride into their swirly concoctions.

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Releases November 22, 2019

Ludovic Naud – Bass, Vocals
Olivier Debard – Guitar, Vocals
Antoine Pinet – Drums, Guitar
Ivan Tziboulsky – Guitar, Keyboards

John Loring – Additional Guitar
Rorika Loring – Vocals on Saudade

All songs written by Dead Horse One

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Anyone who is a fan of the Uncle Meat period of Frank Zappa and The Mothers Of Invention will get a kick out of this one. It explains, in a little over 50 minutes why Zappa was so influential among the fledgling Progressive Rock community. Frank really never made music to dance to, even though some could argue that parts of Freak Out and Cruisin’ With Ruben And The Jets were finger-poppers, and the first number on this tape is a jumping improv, he mostly appealed directly to an audience who liked their music brainy and challenging. He was responsible for freeing up much of Rock’s inherent restrictions, and in doing so forged a new direction during a period of time where musicians and listeners were looking for a bit more substance and meaning.

And even though it became a very public joke that none of Frank’s music would ever make it on Top-40 radio, he achieved worldwide recognition without it. Popular Music was exploding in directions that hadn’t happened before the 1960s. By 1968 the revolution was in full bloom.

And when you consider this concert from Paris, five months after the great French Strike of May and the monumental changes that occurred during that time, it’s only fitting and natural that Frank Zappa and The Mothers Of Invention play to a sold out and enthusiastic audience at the Olympia.

Fortunately, this concert sounds great and completely belies its age (almost 50 years ago . . .seriously?). Further evidence that history doesn’t need to sound dim and distant in order to be profound. Unfortunately, it’s just the first half of the concert.

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The Mothers Of Invention: 
Frank Zappa—guitar and vocals
Don Preston—keyboards
Ian Underwood—keyboards and woodwinds
Bunk Gardner—woodwinds
Motorhead—baritone sax
Roy Estrada—bass and vocals
Jimmy Carl Black—drums and vocals
Art Tripp—drums and percussion

Recorded 26th October 1968, Olympia, Paris, France